The next Wrexham Street Festival takes place on Saturday 25 June and offers something for everyone from 10 am to 5 pm at locations throughout Wrexham Town Centre.
Regent Street, Hope Street and Queen Street will have stalls offering a range of arts and crafts and artisan food.
Queen’s Square and Queen Street will host live entertainment including the choir of Ysgol Penrhyn, New Broughton; “Dancing Shoes” Community Dance School; Maelor School music students; Wrexham’s very own singer song writer Luke Gallagher; and children’s storyteller Jacqui Blore as well as a new sports zone where local clubs and sports providers will be providing demonstrations, free taster sessions* and offering information about their local classes.
A talented student is following in the footsteps of her lecturer as they are both nominated for prestigious comic-con awards in America.
Dan Berry, Wrexham Glyndwr University’s programme leader for Illustration, Graphic Novels and Children’s Publishing, has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his work as editor and contributor in the Best Anthology category for 24 by 7.
Dan’s student Max Sarin has also been nominated for an Eisner Award, for the Best Continuing Series category for her work on Giant Days.
Dan is a lecturer at Wrexham’s School of Creative Arts which was ranked top in Wales in The Guardian’s University Guide last month and 12th in the UK – a 31-place rise.
He said: “These awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic world so it’s a great honour to be nominated.
“I’m delighted, surprised and incredibly proud that the work that both Max and I have produced has been chosen to be recognised in such a great way.
The Llangollen Fringe Festival will return for its incredible 19th edition this year. The festival will see over five thousand
people visit the town over eleven days of music, theatre, dance, literature and more. The Fringe has become renowned
for the famous names it is able to attract to the small corner of North East Wales in the Dee Valley and this year is no
exception as the festival boasts a stellar list of main attractions, beginning with Ska Legends THE SELECTER, Supergrass
Drummer Danny Goffey’s new band VANGOFFEY (also featuring members of Babyshambles and other well known bands)
and World/Reggae fusion pioneer JAH WOBBLE and TS ELIOT poetry prize winner SARAH HOWE, who open the first
ARTISTIC youngsters came out in force to fly the flag for Wales’s Euros 2016 challenge at a Wrexham shopping centre.
Eagles Meadow has been holding a series of special events as part of its campaign to back the national team in the big international football tournament.
The latest of these came when scores of soccer crazy kids flocked to the centre to let their artistic skills take flight in a free day-long flag-making workshop.
The young designers’ efforts were far from standard as they came up with a colourful array of creations ranging from glittering golden dragons to more traditional images of the iconic mythical beast in vibrant red and green.
Wrexham AFC have teamed up with Europe’s biggest trailer maker to unveil their new kit for next season.
The strip made its debut on the Ifor Williams Trailers stand at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Flint today (Thursday, June 2).
Thanks to a new sponsorship deal the iconic company’s distinctive logo will be on the front of the new home and away shirts which go on sale at the club shop tomorrow (Friday).
According to the club, the partnership was a perfect fit because of Ifor Williams Trailers’ community spirit which matched their own ethos as a club owned and run by the fans.
The company, which has factories in Cynwyd, Corwen and Deeside, has a global network of distributors as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.